Then

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Not many of us left....Enjoy and thanks Hank.

The Sweet Sixteen....

The sixteenth Republican candidate to announce a White House bid, sixteen days before the first GOP debate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is hoping his launch today in Columbus will provide a quick burst of momentum and land him on the primetime stage in Cleveland. 

To break out of the crowd, Kasich will pitch himself as the only candidate with experience in Congress, the private sector and as governor of a key swing state. A budget hawk in Congress who turned a deficit into a balanced budget in Ohio, 


Kasich’s brand of conservatism hasn’t always meshed with the party base. But supporters say there’s still room for him because no candidate – Jeb Bush in particular – has achieved a commanding lead in polls. His own poll numbers are in the basement and the late start makes for a tough challenge, but if the bounce Kasich is aiming for vaults him into the top ten, his timing may prove perfect.  Fun to watch!!!!

New job for Al Sharpton....


Time is Like a River... You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.

Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida in January, 2015 when he said America will not come back. He wrote:

"The American Dream ended (on November 6th, 2012 ) in Ohio .The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind. A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays , Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell 's America .The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch... The Pit Bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky 's "Rules for Radicals" and Chicago shyster, David Axelrod , along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.


Our side ran two candidates who couldn't even win their own home states, and Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing "post Sandy " tribute that elevated the "Commander-in-Chief" to Mother Teresa status. (Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn't need any help!) People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.
You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not moderates & shy not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.
Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to"white guilt" and political correctness..."

Judge Andrew Napolitano viewing the Clinton candidancy.


"She obtained permission from President Obama and consent from congressional leaders
in both houses of Congress and in both parties to arm rebels in Syria and Libya in an effort to overthrow the governments of those countries.

Many of the rebels Clinton armed, using the weapons lawfully sold to Qatar by Turi and others, were terrorist groups who are our sworn enemies. There was no congressional declaration of war, no congressional vote, no congressional knowledge beyond fewer than a dozen members, and no federal statute that authorized this.


When Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., asked Clinton at a public hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Jan. 23, 2013, whether she knew about American arms shipped to the Middle East, to Turkey or to any other country, she denied any knowledge. It is unclear whether she was under oath at the time, but that is legally irrelevant. The obligation to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth to Congress pertains to all witnesses who testify before congressional committees, whether an oath has been administered or not.

Here is her relevant testimony:

Paul: My question is … is the U.S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of
weapons … buying, selling … anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey … out of Libya?

Clinton: To Turkey? ... I will have to take that question for the record. Nobody’s ever raised that with me. I, I…

Paul: It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that they may have weapons … and what I’d like to know is … the (Benghazi) annex that was close by… Were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons … and were any of these weapons transferred to other countries … any countries, Turkey included?

Clinton: Senator, you will have to direct that question to the agency that ran the (Benghazi) annex. And I will see what information is available and … ahhhh…

Paul: You are saying you don’t know…

Clinton: I do not know. I don’t have any information on that.

At the time that Clinton denied knowledge of the arms shipments, she and her State Department political designee Andrew Shapiro had authorized thousands of shipments of billions of dollars’ worth of arms to U.S. enemies to fight her secret war. Among the casualties of her war were U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three colleagues, who were assassinated at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, by rebels Clinton armed with American military hardware in violation of American law.

This secret war and the criminal behavior that animated it was the product of conspirators in the White House, the State Department, the Treasury Department, the Justice Department, the CIA and a tight-knit group of members of Congress.

Their conspiracy has now unraveled. Where is the outrage among the balance of Congress? Hillary Clinton lied to Congress, gave arms to terrorists and destroyed her emails. How much longer can she hide the truth? How much longer can her lawlessness go unchallenged and unprosecuted? Does she really think the American voters will overlook her criminal behavior and put her in the White House where she can pardon herself?
COPYRIGHT 2015 ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO

Think about this next time you fly somewhere.

When a plane starts its final descent, are the passengers more concerned about
the competence or about the skin color of the air-traffic controllers on the ground who will help the pilot land safely? The answer may be obvious to readers, if not to the Obama administration.

A recently completed six-month investigation by Fox Business Network found that the Federal Aviation Administration has quietly moved away from merit-based hiring criteria in order to increase the number of women and minorities who staff airport control towers. The changes come despite the fact that the FAA’s own internal reports describe the evidence for changing the hiring process as “weak.”

Until 2013, the FAA gave hiring preference to controller applicants who earned a degree from one of its Collegiate Training Initiative schools and scored high enough on an eight-hour screening test called the Air Traffic Selection and Training exam, or AT-SAT, which measures cognitive skills. The Obama administration, however, determined that the process excluded too many from minority groups. In May 2013, the FAA’s civil rights administrator issued “barrier analyses” of the agency’s employment procedures, which recommended “revising how the AT-SAT is used in establishing best-qualified lists.”

By the start of last year, the FAA was using a biographical questionnaire (BQ) to initially vet potential hires. The questions—“How many sports did you play in high school?”, “What has been the major cause of your failures?”—seem designed to elicit stories of personal disadvantage or family hardship rather than determine success on the job.

“The FAA says it created the BQ to promote diversity among its workforce,” reported Adam Shapiro of Fox Business. “All air traffic control applicants are required to take it. Those who pass are deemed eligible and those who fail are ruled ineligible.”

The FAA would not tell Fox Business what the biographical test is trying to measure and did not return my phone calls. But an FAA report released in October, “Using Bio data to Select Air Traffic Controllers,” concluded that the AT-SAT exam, not the biographical questionnaire, is a much better predictor of performance. “The bio data items assessed did little to improve our ability to select applicants most likely” to complete training successfully, said the study. “If bio data are to be used to select controllers, additional research is required to identify those bio data items that will add to the prediction of controller training performance over and above the effect of AT-SAT score.”

Given that training an air-traffic controller can cost more than $400,000 on average, selecting candidates based on who is likely to complete the process makes economic sense. Hans Bader, a legal scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, writes that the FAA’s focus on diversity is not only inefficient but may be a violation of the Civil Rights Act. “The FAA’s jettisoning of merit-based hiring criteria violated the Supreme Court’s Ricci decision, [Ricci v. DeStefano, 2009] which limits agencies’ ability to discard hiring criteria in order to increase minority representation, especially when there is no strong evidence that the criteria are not job-related,” said Mr. Bader.

After the FAA changed its screening process in 2014, thousands of applicants who were already in the pipeline—people who had obtained an FAA-accredited degree, taken the AT-SAT exam and had been designated “well-qualified” to become air-traffic controllers—were told by the government that they would have to start the process again. “But this time, when they applied for a job, their college degrees and previous military experience would mean nothing,” reported Fox Business. “They would now compete with thousands of people the agency calls ‘off the street hires’; anyone who wants to, can walk in off the street without any previous training and apply for an air traffic control job.”

In other words, the current policy is to deliberately favor less-qualified applicants over more qualified applicants in the name of obtaining the “right” racial and gender mix among air-traffic controllers. Advocates of “diversity” insist that discounting objective measures of ability and competence is harmless, but history shows that it can be deadly.

In 1973 Patrick Chavis was one of five black students admitted to a medical school in California through an affirmative-action program designed to increase minority enrollment. Allan Bakke, a white applicant who was rejected despite having much higher test scores than the black applicants, sued. In 1978 the Supreme Court struck down the program, but Chavis would go on to earn his medical degree and become a poster child for advocates of racial preferences. In 1995 he made the cover of the New York Times magazine. Sen. Ted Kennedy called him “the perfect example” of how affirmative action worked. In 1998 the California medical board revoked Chavis’s medical license, noting his “inability to perform some of the most basic duties required of a physician” after several patients in his care died or were severely injured. Admitting poorly qualified students to medical school increases the number of incompetent doctors. A selection process for air-traffic controllers that favors race and gender over ability is no less dangerous.

One Clinton was enough. But another Xerox of Obama could be the fatal blow !!


Obama Wants Debate on Iran Deal. Just Kidding.

Bernie Goldberg's article today is probably one of the best summaries of  the Obama  presidency and administration as I have seen in a long time.  It pretty well says it all with a three minute read.
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"We all remember Barack Obama’s bold promise on the eve of the election in 2008, when
he said he would “fundamentally” transform the United States if he were elected president. Don’t say he didn’t warn us. And he has gone about making good on his promise in many ways. He started with the so­called Affordable Care Act, which he rammed through Congress without a single Republican vote – a massive bulk of legislation that was based on a slick marketing campaign about how we could keep our doctor and health plan if we liked them, which turned out to be untrue for millions of Americans. And there was the promise that our premiums would go down. Instead they’re going up – and in some cases faster than even a lot of critics thought.

He started with the so ­called Affordable Care Act, which he rammed through Congress without a single Republican vote – a massive bulk of legislation that was based on a slick marketing campaign about how we could keep our doctor and health plan if we liked them, which turned out to be untrue for millions of Americans. And there was the promise that our premiums would go down. Instead they’re going up – and in some cases faster than even a lot of critics thought. 

There were Mr. Obama’s new ideas about getting our economic house in order, which mainly consisted of a nearly $1 trillion stimulus plan that didn’t stimulate very much and raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans. But after more than six years in office, the economic recovery is still only limping along. As for the national debt, when Mr. Obama came into office it was around $10 trillion. When he leaves it’ll be about double that. How’s that for fundamentally transforming the United States of America? And he wanted to pump life into the long­neglected middle class. Since he’s been president middle class incomes have gone down, not up. 

This President wanted to transform America by ending the long war in Iraq and so he didn’t push for a deal that would have left some American troops there to maintain stability. Now we have an unstable Iraq and something new — the Islamic State. 

As the visionary he believes he is, he determined that climate change was Public Enemy Number One and unleashed the EPA on the coal industry. He has refused to green light the XL pipeline project. He spent truckloads of money on solar energy companies that went bankrupt. He bypassed Congress and issued an executive order allowing illegal immigrants to stay in this country without fear of deportation. He snubbed Congress again when he opened diplomatic relations with Cuba and didn’t push for an end to political expression in that country. And now, we have a deal with Iran – a deal that may very well transform America, and not in a good way

But let’s set aside for now whether the deal with Iran is, as Israel’s Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu called it, an “historic mistake” – an assessment on which just about allRepublicans and some Democrats concur. And let’s focus instead on something President Obama told the American people during his remarks on national television right after the deal was made. Mr. Obama acknowledged that:

 ....“on such a tough issue, it is important that the American people and their representatives in Congress get a full opportunity to review the deal. After all, the details matter. And we’ve had some of the finest nuclear scientists in the world working through those details. And we’re dealing with a country — Iran — that has been a sworn adversary of the United States for over 35 years. So I welcome a robust debate in Congress on this issue, and I welcome scrutiny of the details of this agreement.” 

Too bad the President didn’t mean any of it, because here’s what else the he said: 

“I am confident that this deal will meet the national security interest of the United States and our allies. So I will veto any legislation that prevents the successful implementation of this deal.”   

So he wants the American people and Congress to go through the deal; he welcomes scrutiny of the agreement; he welcomes debate … but for what purpose? Nothing the American people or their representatives in Congress say will matter to him. His mind is made up — and closed to any ideas that conflict with his. Yet he gets away with this kind of thing. Journalists should have pointed out his hypocrisy. They didn’t. Nor did they hold him accountable for what he went on to say, a low­rent tactic he uses quite a bit. “We do not have to accept an inevitable spiral into conflict,” the president said. “And we certainly shouldn’t seek it. And precisely because the stakes are so high, this is not the time for politics or posturing.” 

With Mr. Obama there can be no legitimate disagreement. Those who don’t see things the way he does are unserious; they posture and play politics. He alone is above the fray. This is the way of narcissists. It may be unfair to believe that President Obama cares more about his legacy than he does about America, but one is tempted nonetheless to think just that. To secure his place in history he promised to fundamentally transform this country — and he clearly meant it. Back then, tough questions should have been asked. Why the need to “fundamentally transform” America? What is so wrong with the United States? And if the media weren’t busy slobbering, they might have also paid more attention to something his wife said, five months earlier. 

“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation,” Michelle Obama said on May 14, 2008. 

There is a reason they’re dancing in the streets of Tehran. And it’s not because Mr. Obama made a good dealf or the United States or its allies. The mullahs are not concerned about our well being. Nor are they concerned about his legacy. Mr. Obama is on top of that one."

Food For Thought:

"If we concentrated on the really important stuff in life, there would be a shortage of fishing poles" By Junius P. Long  
 

                                Food For Thought:  
 If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you live in a country run by idiots.
  
If you have to get your parent's permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, you live in a country run by idiots.
  
If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government, you live in a country run by idiots.
  
If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy leaders in Egypt , you live in a country run by idiots. 
 
If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat, you live in a country run by idiots.
 
If an 80-year-old woman can be strip-searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched, you live in a country run by idiots. 
  
If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more, you live in a country run by idiots.
  
If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is cute, but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable, you live in a country run by idiots.
  
If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones, you live in a country run by idiots. 
        
If the government's plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but cannot find work, you live in a country run by idiots.
  
If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more safe according to the government, you live in a country run by idiots.
  
If you are offended by this article, I'll bet you voted for the idiots who are running our great country into the ground. 
 
GOD BLESS AMERICA
 KEEP YOUR DOCTOR
CHANGE YOUR PRESIDENT, REPRESENTATIVE & SENATOR
EDITOR'S NOTE:      HILLARY IS NOT A CHANGE !







Welfare Parasites fleeing Maine.

Maine Just Put Welfare Leeches in Their Place, Every American Needs to See What Happened Next
Governor Paul LePage of Maine isn’t running for president in 2016. But perhaps he should be. Because he is doing in Maine exactly what Americans want to see — but other candidates are not even talking about.

Last November, just one week after his re-election, LePage did something unusual — he made good on a major campaign promise, by slashing funds for cities who give welfare to illegal aliens. The policy has already had a huge impact, with illegals fleeing in droves, and Democrat mayors having to defend giving handouts to illegal invaders before angry voters.

Now, just 6 months later, LePage is making good on another promise: to put an end to welfare leeches in his state, once and for all. The results are something every American should see — an EPIC victory. And Democrats are FURIOUS.

Governor LePage passed a measure last year that requires recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) to complete a certain number of work, job-training, or volunteer hours in order to be eligible for assistance. The new requirement has resulted in a dramatic decline in food stamp enrollment, resulting in a logical win-win for all of Maine.

At the end of 2014 the enrollment count for SNAP was approximately 12,000 individuals. Now that individuals have to complete either 20 hours of part-time work a week, volunteer for at least 24 hours per month, or get involved in a vocational program, the amount of SNAP recipients has dramatically dropped from 12,000 to approximately 2,500 by the end of March— a nearly 80% reduction in welfare. The drop in numbers exceeded Republicans’ expectations by leaps and bounds.

Instead of just giving welfare applicants an easy way out, Maine is forcing people to explore every opportunity for employment before allowing capable adults to take advantage of the system and the people of Maine.

Of course Democrats are insisting that the program targets those in poverty or rural areas but their argument is invalid. The individuals benefiting from the new food-stamp law are the ones who really need the assistance and aren’t just lazy parasites to society who suck the vitality out of taxpayers.

This is a huge victory for the Republicans of Maine and of course the sore loser Democrats are trying to tarnish the reformation’s success. Democrats are urging for special measures to ease back on some of the new requirements because they are “too strict”. Too strict to get off your butt and earn your money, or at least volunteer or learn a skill? Maine citizens aren’t buying it.

Maine was one of eight other states that took similar measures and declined a federal waiver for the new rule that requires welfare recipients to get off their behinds and contribute to society like everyone else. This huge drop in the number of able-bodied welfare leeches after forcing them to work for their needs proves everything we’ve ever reported about welfare abusers. They’re only looking for the next handout.

Now if only we could get every American governor to do what Paul LePage is doing — against both illegal aliens, and welfare leeches — we might well save our nation.

Greek ATM.

Thanks to Ken Noon for this item from his mailbag.

A most cogent explanation of the problem. It is not racist and it has nothing to do with the Confederate flag. This essay is simply the bottom line truth.

 From Joe, our Columbine Buddy:

“The Baltimore Sun” is definitely not known as a Conservative newspaper, so this very well written assessment of the situation in USA comes as something of a surprise.."
 

Some great thoughts about other races that have come to the USA and successfully integrated into our society. This will obviously be called racist, and will upset the liberals, but they should really think about the message and this interesting point of view.  
                                  The Black Dilemma

 "For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment. The subjects of the experiment: black people and working-class whites.  The hypothesis to be tested:


Can a people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority white population?

 The whites were descendants of Europeans who had created a majestic civilization. The former slaves had been tribal peoples with no written language and virtually no intellectual achievements. Acting on a policy that was not fair to either group, the government released newly freed black people into a white society that saw them as inferiors. America has struggled with racial discord ever since.
 
Decade after decade the problems persisted but the experimenters never gave up. They insisted that if they could find the right formula the experiment would work, and concocted program after program to get the result they wanted. They created the Freedmans Bureau, passed civil rights laws, tried to build the Great Society, declared War on Poverty, ordered race preferences, built housing projects, and tried midnight basketball.
 
Their new laws intruded into peoples lives in ways that would have been otherwise unthinkable. They called in National Guard troops to enforce school integration. They outlawed freedom of association. Over the protests of parents, they put white children on buses and sent them to black schools and vice-versa. They tried with money, special programs, relaxed standards, and endless hand wringing to close the achievement gap. To keep white backlash in check they began punishing public and even private statements on race. They hung up Orwellian public banners that commanded whites to Celebrate Diversity! And Say No to Racism. Nothing was off limits if it might salvage the experiment.
 
Some thought that what W.E.B. DuBois called the Talented Tenth would lead the way for black people. A group of elite, educated blacks would knock down doors of opportunity and show the world what blacks were capable of.

There is a Talented Tenth. They are the black Americans who have become entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and scientists. But ten percent is not enough. For the experiment to work, the ten percent has to be followed by a critical mass of people who can hold middle-class jobs and promote social stability. That is what is missing.
 
Through the years, too many black people continue to show an inability to function and prosper in a culture unsuited to them. Detroit is bankrupt, the South side of Chicago is a war zone, and the vast majority of black cities all over America are beset by degeneracy and violence. And blacks never take responsibility for their failures. Instead, they lash out in anger and resentment.
 
Across the generations and across the country, as we have seen in Detroit, Watts, Newark, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and now Ferguson, rioting and looting are just one racial incident away. The white elite would tell us that this doesn't mean the experiment has failed. We just have to try harder. We need more money, more time, more understanding, more programs, and more opportunities.

 But nothing changes no matter how much money is spent, no matter how many laws are passed, no matter how many black geniuses are portrayed on TV, and no matter who is president. Some argue its a problem of culture, as if culture creates peoples behavior instead of the other way around. Others blame white privilege.
 
But since 1965, when the elites opened Americas doors to the Third World, immigrants from Asia and India people who are not white, not rich, and not connected have quietly succeeded. While the children of these people are winning spelling bees and getting top scores on the SAT, black youths are committing half the country's violent crime, which includes viciously punching random white people on the street for the thrill of it that has nothing to do with poverty.
 
The experiment has failed. Not because of white culture, or white privilege, or white racism. The fundamental problem is that American black culture has evolved into a Un-fixable and crime ridden mess. *They do not want to change their culture or society, and expect others to tolerate their violence and amoral behavior. They have become socially incompatible with other races by their own design, not because of the racism of others — but by their own hatred of non-blacks.*

Our leaders don't seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are with this experiment. *They don't understand that white people aren't out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them. They are exhausted by the social pathologies, the violence, the endless complaints, and the blind racial solidarity, the bottomless pit of grievances, the excuses, and the reflexive animosity.*
 
The elites explain everything with racism, and refuse to believe that white frustration could soon reach the boiling point."---
 
"You can't legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can't give to anybody anything that the government doesn't first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they don't have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
 
 

A weekend rambling: SIMPLY AMAZING WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT...

Remember a few years ago when pro golfer Tiger Woods crashed his Cadillac Escalade?
Isn't it amazing that within a week the press found every woman with whom Tiger had an affair during the previous few years? They even uncovered photos, text messages, recorded phone calls, etc.!
Furthermore, they not only knew the cause of the family fight, but they even knew it was a 9 iron from his golf bag that his wife used to break out the windows in the Escalade.

And, each and every day, they were able to continue to provide America with updates o n Tiger's sex rehab stay, his wife's divorce settlement figures, as well as the dates of
tournaments in which he planned to play.

Now, Barack Hussein Obama has been in office for over six years, yet this very same press :
Cannot find any of his childhood friends or neighbors;
Or find any of Obama's high school or college classmates, or any of his former girlfriends;
Or locate any of his college papers or grades;
Or determine how he paid for both a Columbia and a Harvard education;
Or discover which country issued his visa to travel to Pakistan in the 1980s;
Or even find Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis on racism.

They just can't seem to uncover any of this. Yet, the public still trusts that same press to give them the whole truth!

Don't you find that amazing ?

Dear Abby....

Dear Abby,                  

My husband is a liar and a cheat.  He has cheated on me from the beginning, and, when I confront him, he denies everything.  What's worse, everyone knows that he cheats on me.  It is so humiliating.  Also, since he lost his job six years ago, he hasn't even looked for a new one.  All he does all day is  smoke cigars, cruise around and shoot the bull with his buddies, while I have to work to pay the bills.  Since our daughter went away to college he doesn't even pretend to like me, and even hints that I may be a lesbian.  What should I do?
                  
Signed: Clueless 
                  
                  
                  
Dear Clueless,                 

Grow up and dump him.  Good grief woman!  You don't need him anymore!  You're running for President of the United States.  Act like one

OBAMA'S WAR ON ISIS.


Have you noticed...?

Have you ever noticed that whenever there is some sort of national hiccup our President,
his administration or lackeys are first in line to take a photo-op and wring their hands over the situation.  It is not just the White House but the entire political machine is paralyzed (except vocally) over things that they have absolutely no control.  A perfect example is the flurry of behaviors regarding the display of the Confederate Flag.  Gun control, race relations and even lunatic mass shootings are the same. These are things that politicians do.but, not as part of leadership but of followership – public cues intended to show voters that a candidate is “one of them.” But they do not do much to shape outcomes. Quite the opposite. These are things you do when you can’t do anything real.

WHITE HOUSE NOW BLAMES WHITE MALE RESENTMENT FOR OBAMA FAILURES ON GUNS 
AND RACE !  It is perfectly emblematic of the empty, hashtagging political era that the primary role of government after a mass murder would be as a sympathetic interpreter for the nation. 

Is racism a problem in America? Not nearly what it was, but of course it is. Is it something that the federal government is going to be able to remedy? Not a chance. Are mass killings, regardless of the ideological fixation of the killer, an ongoing problem? America ranks fourth in the world for mass-shooting fatalities, so there’s certainly a problem. Is it likely to be fixed by legislation? Almost certainly not.

So what’s with all the focus on the flag?

As governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton celebrated his state’s Confederate heritage with a special star in his state’s flag. Now his wife is running for president as an ardent foe of Confederate remembrance. The GOP consensus of 20 years ago was that the display of the Confederate battle flag was up to the ones displaying it. Now they are falling over each other to denounce its public display.  None of it makes much difference in the lives of Americans or on the question of good governance.

Not one in 1,000 white males cares about the presence of a Confederate war monument on the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse. Not one in 1 million would share the racist worldview of the Charleston killer. The overwhelming majority are focused on keeping themselves and their families afloat in the face of enormous challenges.

Obama's focusing on the "white males" as villains is revealing. Attributing the resistance to gun control and other issues as a personal response to his African heritage is an unintentionally damning revelation.

There’s nothing the president can do about the real issues, so finding and blaming a boogeyman becomes job one.

From Mailbag:

                                America Will Not Come Back       

"A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America. The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch... The Pit Bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and Chicago shyster, David Axelrod, along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.
  
Our side ran two candidates who couldn't even win their own home states, and Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing "post Sandy" tribute that elevated the "Commander-in-Chief" to Mother Teresa status. (Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn't need any help!) People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.
  
You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not moderates & shy not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.
  

Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to "white guilt" and political correctness... 

An American Veteran......... 
 Semper-Fi"
 

Pride in. accomplishment

Quit trashing Obama's accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. Here is the list of his impressive accomplishments:

1. First President to be photographed smoking a joint.
2. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
3. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
4. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
5. First President to violate the War Powers Act.
6. First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
7. First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
8. First President to spend a trillion dollars on "shovel-ready" jobs when there was no such thing as "shovel-ready" jobs.
9. First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his
 
union supporters.
10. First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
11. First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of
illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
12. First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
13. First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.
14. First President to terminate America's ability to put a man in space.
15. First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation and then have a Muslim prayer day at the White house.
16. First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
17. First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
18. First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
19. First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
20. First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
21. First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
22. First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).
23. First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
24. First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
25. First President to surround himself with radical left wing muslim anarchists.
26. First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his first five years in office.
27. First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.
28. First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
29. First President to go on multiple "global apology tours" and concurrent "insult our friends" tours.
30. First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.
31. First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
32. First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
33. First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.
34. First President to repeat the Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
35. First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs. Arizona).
36. First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they "volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences."
37. Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were
UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.

UNFORTUNATELY HE STILL HAS TIME TO ADD TO THE LIST.  THIS LIST HAS NOT EVER TOUCHED ON HIS WONDERFUL ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
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An African and an Indian walk into a bar....


A Letter to Joe,

Columbine Joe;

Your thoughts?    While President Obama is busy trying to use the Charleston shooting as a political stump to whine about gun control this question keeps raging in my mind.

"How many of those 9 lost live might have been saved if ,perhaps, a half-dozen men or women in the congregation were exercising their Constitutional "right to carry" and could have brought down the scumbag in his rampage."

At least there would have been saved a couple million dollars of expense in getting the monster on to the lethal injection table. 
Fred

From Joe Rhodes our Columbine correspondent.

Fred,
 As important as the "uncertainty issue" is, that Dick Morris points to, it pales in comparison with an even greater threat to our economic security and even to our national sovereignty. Both parties shudder at the prospect of even suggesting the solution to this crisis.

 Our national debt, our deficit and our unfunded entitlement liabilities pose an even greater threat to our society than all the other issues combined.

I first pointed this out to you in 2008 when our debt was barely half of its' current level, which is now greater than 18 trillion dollars, and our ever growing unfunded liabilities for entitlements we have promised. The interest on our debt will soon be the largest item in the Federal Budget, squeezing out the needed funds for our defense and other critical items. And, the annual cost of both aforementioned items will soon exceed our annual GDP.

 Obviously, this is an untenable situation yet our politico's refuse to address the issues and the solutions. Pushing the responsibility for dealing with the inevitable toppling of our economy into a soon to occur catastrophe, in order to retain the status quo, preserve their own tenure, power, influence and personal wealth building ability. Instead, they will continue to exacerbate the situation by promising a bigger, more controlling government and more entitlements in return for votes. Worsening our already untenable, unsupportable welfare state until there is no return. Unless stopped now, we are on a fast track to becoming another third world country no longer able support that welfare state, and sadly unable to defend ourselves. Followed shortly thereafter by internal violent anarchy from our own dissatisfied citizenry like a super sized Greece! After all, unable to create our own ability to pay for all that is needed to run a country, who would lend money to fund the operations of a bankrupted country?

Joe

How ??


Scary view from Jonah Goldberg.

  If you are a viewer of Fox's "Outnumbered" news show daily you have probably caught Jonah Goldberg's guest presence from time to time.  Jonah is a columnist for the "National Review" and writes widely on all subjects with a sharp eye.  I snipped a small bit of this weeks "The Jonah Goldberg File" for the "Corner" below.  Should you like his stuff you can subscribe for the weekly piece at the link below.    
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'Yesterday on the Acela coming back from New York, I started out thinking I would write a column on why I think the fall of Baghdad is coming. But, I got distracted by a different argument and that became the column. Still, I don’t think we will do anything serious about ISIS until Baghdad is in flames. Lots of friends on the right talk about how if we just recreated the techniques of the surge, arming the Sunni tribes etc., we could win without putting too many boots in the ground. I don’t think that option is still available to us. The Sunnis have every reason not to trust us, never mind the Shia leadership in Baghdad. And anything that could overcome their doubts is not an option for this administration. Indeed, it’s not that Obama hasn’t been given strategies to defeat ISIS, it’s that he doesn’t want a strategy to defeat ISIS because he doesn’t want to pay the associated costs. I certainly understand the reluctance, I even share it. The problem is that ISIS is counting on it. I don’t enjoy saying it, but I think a bloodbath is coming. When we see helicopters fleeing Baghdad, crammed full of Americans, we’ll get serious, but probably not before that'

You can read Jonah's full article this week by clicking HERE
" America's Progressive Autoimmune Crisis Continues Apace"

GOOD MORNING BALTIMORE !

Be sure and put Baltimore on your next vacation "must see" bucket list








A good look at Ted Cruz.

THE BIG IDEA:

"Ted Cruz would spend his first 100 days as president doing whatever it takes to stop Iran, undoing Barack Obama’s executive orders and spending his political capital on getting a flatter tax code. The Texas senator gave a wide-ranging interview Tuesday to The Daily 202, a newsletter for the influential that is debuting this morning as part of PowerPost, a fresh web site within The Washington Post focusing on the intersection of politics and policy. We’re really excited to have you here with us on the ground floor. Here are some highlights from our conversation with Cruz about how he’d govern if he actually won; we’ll excerpt interviews with other leading presidential candidates over the coming days on the same subject."


James Hohmann of "Power Post" presents a very good look at how Cruz would administer the Presidency...especially in the early days of his position.  For full coverage click HERE.

RUBIO LOOKS TO CASH IN AT CAMP MITT

                  Who’s up for a Cherry Coke Zero and a little flag football? 

If that’s your bag, then Mitt Romney’s annual gathering of politicians, policy wonks and rich people at a Utah resort is the place to be this weekend. This is the Romneysian answer to the February cattle calls for conservatives held by groups like Charles and David Koch and their donor network. Instead of golf, cigars and an emphasis on political strategy, the Romney meeting is about squeaky-clean outdoor fun and policy. But make no mistake, this is a major-league tryout with high stakes.

The one who stand to benefit most is Marco Rubio, who has seen his poll numbers retreat since his April launch but has had continuing success in making his case to establishment donors wary of Jeb Bush’s general election viability. Those are just the kind of people who will be in the mountains with Romney. When Romney opted against a 2016 run in January, he called for “the next generation of Republican leaders” to take the reins. That fits precisely with Rubio’s generational appeal to his party as a GOP JFK.

Rubio has also been putting in plenty of sweat equity to win Romney’s blessing. Rubio’s political skills plus Romney’s donor network could be just the recipe to defeat Jeb Bush. Plenty of Romney team members have ended up in Rubio’s orbit and he has the strongest case to make as a fusion candidate who can unite the donor class with the activist core.

Less likely to get Romney to pop open another pack of Peanut M&Ms is Scott Walker. Walker, more of a blunt instrument, is farther right than most of the residents of Romneyland. Plus, Walker’s book bags on Romney’s 2012 campaign. At length. But Walker’s task is no less important than Rubio’s. At a meeting of technocrats and moderate Republicans, Walker can’t afford to be seen as unready or dangerous. Just as Rubio has to stay an acceptable second choice to Walker among Iowa voters, Walker has to be broadly acceptable to the elites. Rubio is riding behind Walker when it comes to Iowa Harley tours and hog roasts, but this weekend it’s Rubio who has the home-field advantage.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are all reportedly going to be on hand and will get the chance to make their cases to the CEO set. But for them, the idea is more about getting the whale donors to hold off in backing Rubio long enough to get their own national campaigns in position.

[Watch Fox: Megyn Kelly interviews Romney ahead of the kickoff of his summit tonight on “The Kelly File” at 9 p.m. ET. Megyn, who joins other bold-face media figures at the gathering, will moderate the main event: Romney’s keynote session on Friday afternoon.]

Another Proud Moment for the Obama's.

Michelle Obama texting during THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE at White House Correspondents' Dinner.


What Inspiring Leadership from our Oval Office Clown..???





On the same subject here are some of the comments from our morning Mailbag:

  • "He is the biggest moron on the planet and this also goes for the entire administration. They need instructions and a flowchart to tie their shoes!!!"

      • The Pharaoh Obummer is a liar. He is delusional, incoherent, and blames everyone for his incompetency. He is rapidly destroying our country in 
        • One does not develop a strategy to not only defeat, but crush your own kind! That is why obuma is dragging his feet, HE IS ONE OF THEM!

          • The enabler in chief looks to be helping to establish the caliphate by dragging his feet and putting rules of engagement that guarantees success for ISIL 
            • If we survive this President, perhaps Republicans will get off their collective butts and turn things around. It's for darn sure Hillary can't and won't. A vote for her is a vote to continue this madness.